Bills trade Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby in massive shakeup

Blockbusters: Bills trade Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby

Philadelphia Eagles trade WR Jordan Matthews and draft pick for Bills cornerback

Matthews is one of just five receivers to record 65 or more catches and 800 or more receiving yards in each of his first three National Football League seasons along with Odell Beckham Jr, Mike Evans, A.J. Green and Randy Moss. New offensive coordinator Rick Dennison oversaw a passing attack in Denver that threw six more times per game than the Bills past year, and given that all three of Buffalo's projected top receivers are new, it's nearly impossible to guess who QB Tyrod Taylor will click with and how he'll perform.

"E.J. has been a dedicated professional during his time with us and we wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors".

Roseman said he had a "knot in his stomach" before talking to Matthews on Friday morning and certainly thought about the possible locker room ramifications a deal like this one might have. Brooks looks like he has recovered from his quad injury, but the team still seemed to be lacking that reliable player at the position. You'll always be my boy both on & off the field. Next, the Eagles drafted wide receivers Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson to pair with Nelson Agholor and Matthews. "We wish Jordan all the best, but we did what we thought was best for our team going forward".

"Honestly don't think a teammate had a bigger impact on my life", Ertz wrote. The team will miss Matthews for sure, but the cupboard is in no means bare.

Buffalo surrendered Ronald Darby to the Eagles and Sammy Watkins and a sixth round selection to the Rams.

Buffalo's overall approach with these trades, and specifically the loss of Watkins, can not sit well with starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

Darby is under contract for two more years, which is perhaps where the Bills get off asking for more out of the swap. But it hurts when people you care about leave. "The hardest part was talking to Jordan about it". But by the same token, we weren't picking up the phone and calling teams on Jordan because of his value to our team.

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